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From: "Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò" <flameeyes@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] autoreconf -i or -s ?
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 00:31:47
1 Hi,
2 Just another consult-post just to see the opinion of the developers (and of
3 the users who know what to say :) ).
5 There are a few packages which, under some strange autotools combinations
6 which not always are reproducible, suffer from an error like
8 Putting files in AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR, `autotools'.
9 required file `autotools/mkinstalldirs' not found
10 autoreconf-2.59: automake failed with exit status: 1
12 This is took by bug #89619 [1], but it's not the only case I was told of. I
13 also suffered from one of them in an occasion.
15 The usual solution is to pass -a switch to automake or -i switch to
16 autoreconf.
18 The question I'm asking here is: should we use -i or -s? For who doesn't know,
19 -i options copies the missing autotools standard files from the system copy,
20 -s symlinks them. Automake defaults to symlinking them with -a, and uses -ac
21 to copy them.
23 This is just a little thing, but having a "right way" to do it could be
24 better. Symlinking is faster, copy is usually needed to make distributable
25 source tarballs.
27 [1]
28 --
29 Diego "Flameeyes" Pettenò
30 Gentoo Developer (Gentoo/FreeBSD, Video, Gentoo/AMD64)


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Re: [gentoo-dev] autoreconf -i or -s ? Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>